Case Study of an International Alumni with a Tier 2 visa

By Bharath Rao Kappet


By MIT (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 As an Indian student in UK I think its fair to say that at first I was very lost, not knowing where or how to start my career. However, by talking to my teachers I came to know about the Careers Network. Through events like the mentoring scheme and events conducted for international students, not only was I able to pick up key strategies like the usefulness of networking and creating the perfect pitch, I was also able to use it in my own life, securing a job as a project manager for an engineering firm.


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Choices, choices, applications

PetePete Connolly, Finalist Physics

As if final year students don’t have enough on their plates with dissertations, research projects or, as in my case, final year laboratory projects, this is time at which students must decide what exactly they intend to do with the rest of their lives. In the majority of cases this requires, in one form or another, combinations of applications and interviews. Continue reading

Undecided on what your future holds?

If you’re anything like me and very undecided on what your future holds, getting a solid idea of what sort of things you’d like to do (or even just what you don’t want to do) is of vital importance in planning out your life, through your degree and beyond. How fortunate, then, that the hubs are stocked with a wide variety of handouts and charts describing and depicting pretty much anything you can do directly or otherwise related to your degree in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

As an extremely indecisive Bioscientist, being able to get an insight into the ins and outs of various career paths really helped me decide what I wasn’t so interested in (Lab work, postgrad medicine) and what I was (Science communication and field work), letting me narrow down my choices and investigate them much more thoroughly.

Careers Network have done a rather impressive job of covering everything from the specific (What to do with a degree in Golf Management) to the general (How to write a CV), and, what’s more, each hub is stocked with information relevant to all the schools of LES – this is especially relevant to Geologists, who don’t have their own hub. Hubs can be found in:

the Biosciences Building (R27) Undercroft, next to the café

the Frankland Building (R2), in the Undergraduate Common Room

the Sports and Exercise Science Building (Y14), on the far side of the foyer from the main doors

and are restocked weekly – if you can’t find what you’re looking for, try checking in later, or head up to your School’s Careers Network Canvas page:

It’s never too early to start planning your career, so drop by your local hub to pick up essential information on careers in the Life and Environmental Sciences, and how to start them.

By Sam Welch